Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives at the CTLT provides support for initiatives that improve classroom climate and campus environments across the university, support student success, and strengthen local capacity to approach cross-cultural dialogues effectively. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Our events and programming are open to everyone. For more info visit https://indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc.ca 

The Classroom Climate Series is a set of professional development workshops offered once a month through the academic year and hosted by Indigenous Initiatives. The series provides a space for all members of the UBC teaching and learning community to share teaching and research practices, and to learn more about how to engage in conversations about place, power, and social location. Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions!

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – May 27, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • May 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

Building TA Training Programs through Indigenous Engagement and Equity and Inclusion Frames


Event Date & Time

  • June 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

TA Training and support at UBC aims to create inclusive and equitable classrooms, as well as to responsibly engage with Indigenous curriculum, which have not diminished since the pivot to remote teaching and learning. Instead, these important needs have been amplified and have shifted to a new context and required creative and responsive approaches. Join (more…)

Reconciliation through Reciprocity: Implementing the Indigenous Finance Guidelines in Teaching & Research


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

How can understanding, implementing, and demonstrating respectful compensation practices with Indigenous partners enhance research, student experiences, and teaching and learning? This workshop will introduce the Indigenous Finance Guidelines (IFG) from the Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI), highlighting the ways that this resource can support Indigenous engagement within teaching and learning as well as more broadly. (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – June 9, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

Walking the Talk: Sharing Our Practices Engaging with Indigenous Initiatives


Event Date & Time

  • June 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This has been a demanding year of learning and adjustment for many educators. Yet throughout this, some educators continued to dig into critical classroom issues that centre Indigenous voices, experiences and initiatives, even in the online space. Join us for this panel session with members of the Indigenous Initiatives Learning Community who will share their (more…)

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies – June 21, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • June 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This session is also part of the Indigenous Initiatives Classroom Climate series. Note: This is an application session where participants will apply their learnings from previous workshops in the Anti-Racist Teaching Series. Because of this, we recommend that participants have attended at least one other session in the series before participating in this workshop, and/or bring equivalent prior (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – June 24, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • June 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – July 6, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • July 6, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – July 22, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • July 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – August 10, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • August 10, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)